The New Perspectives on the Civil War Era series
is dedicated to the publication of primary sources (letters, diaries, speeches, etc.) of the Civil War era from a wide diversity of perspectives—respecting the soldier’s voice but not privileging it over every other as is the case in many such edited volumes. It recognizes that there are many voices from the Civil War era that need to be heard. Soldiers, women, civilians, slaves, politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, diplomats, and foreign observers all have a particular insight into that great conflict and deserve to have a forum to have their stories told.